Exploration & Production
Eni started operations in Libya in 1959. Production activity is carried out in the Mediterranean Sea near Tripoli and in the Libyan Desert area, over a developed and undeveloped acreage of 26,635 square kilometers (13,294 square kilometers net to Eni).
Development activities concerned:
- planned facilities downtime at the Mellitah treatment plant, the Sabratha production
- platform and the Wafa treatment facilities of the Western Libyan Gas Project (Eni’s interest 50%);
- positioning and installation activities as well as linkage of the new FSO unit at the Bouri production field (Eni’s interest 50%) and start-up at the beginning of 2017;
- a second development phase of the Bahr Essalam field (Eni’s interest 50%) with the completion of 10 offshore wells of which 9 wells already drilled in 2016. The EPCI contract was awarded to supply and installation of flowlines. First gas is expected in 2018; and
- the linkage of one additional production wells at the Wafa field (Eni’s interest 50%) and activities in order to mitigate the natural production decline in the area.
Exploration and production activities in Libya are regulated by six Exploration and Production Sharing contracts (EPSA). The licenses of Eni’s assets in Libya expire in 2042 and 2047 for oil and gas properties, respectively.
In 2011, Eni’s operations in Libya were materially affected by an internal revolution and a change of regime, which has led to a prolonged period of political and social instability characterized by acts of local conflict, social unrest, protests, strikes and other similar events. Those political developments forced Eni to temporarily interrupt or reduce its producing activities, negatively affecting Eni’s results of operations and cash flow until the situation began to stabilize. Although the Group’s production levels in Libya have returned to levels prior to the outbreak of the civil war, the geopolitical situation remains unstable and unpredictable. In 2016, Eni’s production in Libya was 346 kboe/day, the highest level since the outbreak of the civil war, which represented approximately 20% of the Group’s total production for the year.
Gas & Power
The gas activities are performed through the Green Stream pipeline for the import of Libyan gas produced at the Eni operated fields of Bahr Essalam and Wafa . The pipeline is 520-kilometer long with a transport capacity of 8 bcm/y crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Mellitah on the Libyan coast to Gela in Sicily, the point of entry into the Italian natural gas transport system.
The capacity of the pipeline amounts to approximately 8 billion cubic meters / year. The supply of natural gas in Libya in 2016 amounted to 4.87 billion cubic meters (-32.8% compared to 2015).
Offices & contacts
Eni North Africa B.V. (Filiale)
Gas & Power
Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V.
Dat El Imad Complex
P.O. Box 91651